Community Schools

Posted: Monday, February 05, 2001

This listing of Soldotna Community School classes beginning this week serves as a reminder for preregistered participants. Most classes require preregistration and prepayment. If you did NOT preregister, please call the Soldotna Community School office, at 262-6768, to check on cancellations and confirm your attendance.

Details about each class can be found in the Spring 2001 Soldotna Community School brochure, which is available at Soldotna and Kenai public libraries, the city of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The causes and the cures. Class presented by Dr. A. Nick Williams, chiropractor, Staywell Chiropractic.

The workshop is for the prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome as well as any form of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems.

Participants will learn exercises that can cure or prevent various health problems.

They also will learn the dos and don'ts of preventing carpal tunnel syndrome and will be given nonsurgical, nondrug solutions.

Community chorus for beginners. Class taught by Lois Holleman at Soldotna Middle School music room; 6:30 p.m. for ages 8-12, 7 p.m. for adults.

No experience necessary. Groups will meet weekly. If you are interested in accompanying the choir on piano, call the director at 260-3659.


Tracking the Alaska Legislature via the Internet. Class taught by Alyson Stogsdill, Kenai Legislative Information officer for the state of Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency, at Soldotna Middle School Dell lab from 6 to 9 p.m. for one night. Instruction on tracking current and past Alaska legislatures. Class will utilize PCs.

There is a five-person minimum, 25-person maximum. There is no fee.

Rx for burnout. Class taught by Dr. Kathleen Dinius, licensed psychologist at Soldotna Middle School room 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. for two weeks.

The class will look at causes of and remedies for burnout, including situational life stressors, world and work stress, expectations and demands, interpersonal relationships and managing emotions. Even attending only one class will provide useful information.

There is a six-person minimum, 14 maximum. The cost is $10 per night or $15 for both nights


Firearm Safety for women. Class taught by Rod Christopher at Soldotna Middle School room 1 at 2 p.m. for one day. The class discusses what women need to know about safely handling a firearm and what to do if you find one. The class is for those 15 years of age and older with a 10-person minimum, 15 maximum. The cost is $10.

Snowmachine, avalanche and backcountry preparedness. Class taught by Joe and Sheila Westfall at Soldotna Middle School home economics room at 10 a.m. for one day. Snowmachine, avalanche awareness and self rescue will be discussed as well as backcountry essentials and required equipment for day, extended and long snowmachine trips. The class is for all ages, with a 10-person minimum. The cost is $10 per person, $20 per family.

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